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  1. Populism from above and below: agriculture and the political ambiguities of the Workers’ Party in Brazil

    • Daniela Andrade
    03 July 2018
    Paper

    Brazil has recently undergone a shift from economic growth to recession, as well as from a left-wing, neo-developmentalist politics to one on the far-right, authoritarian and economically ultraliberal. Such an economic and political U-turn touched upon the countryside in contrasting ways. This paper reflects on the politics of the past. It suggests that the road to regression was paved during the tenure of the Worker’s Party (PT), when politics were considered both popular and progressive. And it was under the PT’s rule when the ‘rural world’ mattered the most for politics.

  2. Authoritarian populism and the challenge to civil society

    • Kimberly Pfeifer, Martin Walsh, Nick Galasso
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    This paper looks into what roles international NGOs can play in an emancipatory rural politics.

  3. In the Chasm between Oil and Ag

    • Priya R. Chandrasekaran
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    The stretch from Bakersfield to Arvin, California in Kern County, California reveals a great deal about the role of “Big Ag” and “Big Oil” in the wave of authoritarian populism that brought Trump to political power in 2016.

  4. From cold war origins to the neoliberal order: Formation, trajectory and social base of Colombia's far-right

    • Kyla Sankey
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    How can Colombia's contemporary right-wing populism be traced back to the historical trajectories of its rural struggles?

  5. People and places left behind: Work, culture and politics in the rural United States

    • Cynthia M. Duncan, Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad
    17 March 2018
    Paper
    How does looking at the rural U.S. from a "three rural americas" perspective helps provide a more nuanced framework for understanding the role of rural residents in current national politics, and especially in the last election?
  6. Populism v. neoliberalism: Indigeneity, territorial rights, and hegemony in Honduras

    • Fernando Galeana Rodriguez
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    How has the “populist” administration of Zelaya and the “neoliberal” administrations of Lobo and Hernandez dealt with the question of territorial rights in Mosquitia?

  7. Revisiting power and powerlessness: Speculating West Virginia’s energy future and the externalities of the socioecologial fix

    • Dylan M. Harris, James McCarthy
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    Is external investment and dispossession in Appalachia a result of China's ‘socioecological fix’ to climatically precarious capitalist development?

  8. Into the void: The loss of governance in rural Mexico

    • César Suárez Ortiz
    17 March 2018
    Paper
    Why has populism remained an important political force within Mexico?
  9. Nostalgia and precarious placemaking in southern poultry worlds: Immigration, labour, and community building in rural northern Alabama

    • Brian Walter
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    How do white and Latinx community members in a rural Alabama town manage the tension between national and local, past and present discourses around race, community and belonging?

  10. Was it rural populism? Returning to the country, “catching up,” and trying to understand the Trump vote

    • Adam Jadhav
    17 March 2018
    Paper
    How does the sense of collective devastation resulting from changes in upper Midwest farming communities contribute to a political “empathy wall”?
  11. There is no state: Authoritarian returns on Haiti’s high Central Plateau

    • Sophie Sapp Moore
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    How have rural dwellers understood and responded to historical and resurgent forms of authoritarian populism in Haiti’s hinterland since the 1970s?

  12. As good as it gets? The new Sandinismo and the co-option of emancipatory rural politics in Nicaragua

    • Santiago Ripoll
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    What has Ortega's victory meant for progressive environmental and social policies in Nicaragua?

  13. Boomtown poison: Political culture under the shadow of lead poisoning in West Texas

    • Riad Azar
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    How is political culture produced and contested in a small working-class community in rural Texas?

  14. Agricultural livelihoods and voting patterns in a rural, southern state

    • Rebecca Shelton
    17 March 2018
    Paper
    How can we support cross-cultural empathy and an improved understanding of the unique and diverse contexts from which support for authoritarian populism is gained?
  15. The agrarian question in Brazilian Amazonia: Authoritarian populism and neo-clientalism among timber companies and riberinho communities in western Para state, Brazil

    • Paulo Henrique Lima, James Angus Fraser, Mauricio Gonsalves Torres
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    How is authoritarian populism reconfiguring relationships between timber companies and riberhino communities in Brazilian Amazonia?

  16. Authoritarian populism and neo-extractivism in Bolivia and Ecuador: The unresolved agrarian question and the prospects for food sovereignty as counter-hegemony

    • Mark Tilzey
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    What will happen when revenues from extractivism begin to dry up, and the short-term consumer boom, the welfare payments, and the class alliances that go with them, start to unravel?

  17. Sacrifice zones in rural and non-metro USA: Fertile soil for authoritarian populism

    • Marc Edelman
    17 March 2018
    Paper

    What is the toll of downward mobility in rural and smalltown America?

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